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Your generosity makes study abroad possible for students with financial need—giving them the opportunity to immerse themselves in new cultures, challenge their perspectives, and build skills to launch their careers. Join us in our mission to educate the next generation of global leaders by exploring the many ways to give.

Why Give?

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Change a Life

IES Abroad is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. That means we rely on the generosity of donations from people like YOU to help fund scholarships that make it possible for students with financial need to study and intern abroad. Join us in educating the next generation of global leaders with your tax-deductible gift today.

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Support Our Mission

Our goal is simple: to make the life-changing benefits that come from studying and interning abroad accessible to as many students as possible. With your gift today, join us in educating the next generation of global leaders. One hundred percent of every donation goes directly to scholarships for students with financial need, helping them to pay for airfare, cultural excursions, academic tuition and more.

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Career Impact

For almost a decade, IES Abroad has collected outcomes data from 2,000+ respondents from more than 200 U.S. colleges and universities. In the two surveys we’ve conducted (in 2012 and 2016), we’ve found that IES Abroad alumni consistently have employment outcomes that exceed those of the national average—our alums report higher rates of full-time employment and lower rates of unemployment.

Ways to Get Involved Open

Make a Gift
Your generous one-time or recurring gift has the power to make study and internship abroad opportunities a reality for a student with financial need.
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Sponsor a Student
Through our Sponsor a Student program, you can invest in a student with demonstrated financial need, making study abroad more accessible.
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Planned Giving
Explore an overview of estate planning, the different ways to give based on your financial goals, make a lasting impact, and create your legacy with us.
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Organizational Partnerships
Join us in our mission to educate the next generation of global leaders by exploring the many ways you can partner with us.
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Create a Scholarship
By creating an endowed fund, you will see the impact of your gift today, and will provide financial aid to students in perpetuity.
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“I am reinvigorated in my determination to aim high and persevere. Life thus far has taught me that you are never alone, and it is sometimes the kindness of strangers that can impact you the most, and change you. So, thank you for changing my life.”
Gaea M. • Occidental College • Rome

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